With a mix of sessions from international HR thought leaders and senior practitioners, as well as plenty of formal and informal entertainment, learning and networking, this year’s AHRI National Convention & Exhibition, held 20–21 August, offers something for everyone.
1. Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE
Talking about success, Ita Buttrose is always a fascinating person to listen to. She’ll be opening proceedings with a keynote.
2. Welcome reception
The welcome reception and exhibition opening from 6–8pm on Tuesday 19 August is a great way to meet delegates with whom you’ll be spending the next two days in a relaxed atmosphere.
Distinguished Thinkers50 list members, Marshall Goldsmith, Tamara Erickson and Vineet Nayar, are all speaking at the convention. Plus, you have the opportunity to meet the three global leadership experts at designated book signing times.
4. Australia’s HR practitioners
Enjoy a speaker list that includes 2013 AHRI Dave Ulrich HR Leader of the Year Fiona Michel, and Phil Minns from the NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet.
5. Specialised topics
Explore the nitty gritty of specialised topics by attending the optional HR Tech or Public Sector HR conferences. You could also spend the day attending an intensive workshop on leadership development or managing generations.
6. Tamara Erickson
This is the first time AHRI has hosted award-winning author Tamara Erickson. As one of the most respected voices on the dynamics of a changing workforce, Erickson’s keynote can be expected to be a mix of inspiration and practical advice.
7. Australia’s largest HR exhibition
Access over 100 exhibiting organisations and learn about the latest in HR products and services that can assist in your day-to-day role.
8. The gala dinner
Held on the evening of Wednesday 20 August, relax over a three-course dinner, enjoy the entertainment and celebrate the first day of the main program.
9. Develop your personal brand
While many of the sessions are based around specialist topics, there are some that will assist in your personal development. Look out for Marshall Goldsmith and Mary van de Wiel.
10. Visit the AHRI stand
Learn how to get the most out of your professional membership body by visiting the designated AHRI stand in the exhibition hall.